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15th August 2018

Bio's 8-Man and 5-Man Historic Delegations Attend Commonwealth and Washington!

By Abu Shaw in London (18/04/18)

Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio is in London to attend the Commonwealth Summit as others head for the US capital Washington.

 

Maada Bio, with an eight man delegation - a record in Sierra Leone governance - was among world leaders officially invited by Queen Elizabeth 11, who is the head of the Commonwealth. The First Lady, Mrs Fatima Bio is among the eight man delegation. (Photo: President Bio addressing the Women's Forum conference in London).

In a related development, a high power Sierra Leone delegation has left for the United States for a World Bank meeting together with the International Monetary Fund IMF. The 5-man delegation include the Minister of Finance, Julius Jusu Saffa (photo below) and the Financial Secretary Sahr Lahai Jusu.
 


Others include Mr. Alimamy Bangura, the Director of Economic Policy and Research at the Ministry of Finance, Mathew Dingie, the Director of Budget and Mr. Alie Kabba, a member of the Transition Team.

Reports reaching theorganiser.net newspaper intimate that Sierra Leone will discuss pertinent economic issues including the lifting of the World Bank/IMF suspension of funds imposed on the deafeated and corrupt APC government. It remains to be seen if this delegation will convince the world financiers to overturn the suspension in Washington DC.

Maada Bio's limited government travelling entourage is an excellent masterstroke which many Sierra Leoneans like and love. This is a far cry and very contrasting to the unnecessary large contingent often adopted by the last APC government of Ernest Koroma whose delegation numbered over 50 even for a short African official trip. Waste of government coffers on perdiem and allowances!
 
President Bio's first official visit abroad as Head of State was in Senegal when his delegation was limited to only eight officials, a far cry from the corrupt days of the APC government when girl friends and family members were part of the delegation at the expenses of the country.  

"President Bio should continue with the template shown by President John Mugafuli of Tanzania whose government since 2015 has transformed the once retrogressive Tanzania's economy to higher heights," patriotic Sierra Leoneans often say.

TRIBUTE: ALPHA SHAW


1958 -1980

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